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Grizzly Mama

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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

And Now For Something Totally Different

I received this in an email the other day. Don't know if it's true, but I have been privy to what goes on in the mind of the little ones - it wouldn't surprise me at all! Kids are awfully clever. They see things differently than we do.

A first grade school teacher presented each child in her classroom with the first half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are 6-year-olds! The first half presented by the teacher is in red - their responses are in blue.

1. Don't change horses

until they stop running.

2. Strike while the

bug is close.

3. It's always darkest before

Daylight Saving Time.

4. Never underestimate the power of


5.You can lead a horse to water


6. Don't bite the hand that

looks dirty.

7. No news is


8. A miss is as good as a


9. You can't teach an old dog new


10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll

stink in the morning.

11. Love all, trust


12. The pen is mightier than the


13. An idle mind is

the best way to relax.

14. Where there's smoke there's


15. Happy the bride who

gets all the presents.

16. A penny saved is

not much.

17. Two's company, three's

the Musketeers.

18. Don't put off till tomorrow what

you put on to go to bed.

19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and

You have to blow your nose.

20. There are none so blind as

Stevie Wonder.

21. Children should be seen and not

be spanked or grounded.

22. If at first you don't succeed

get new batteries.

23. You get out of something only what you

See in the picture on the box

24. When the blind lead the blind

get out of the way.

25. A bird in the hand

is going to poop on you.


Blogger tshsmom said...

I wouldn't be surprised if this is true. I know a couple of teachers who have done this and made a booklet of the quotes.
I think the kids' quotes make more sense than some of the originals. Thanks for the day brightener!

07 April, 2009 17:17  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

Very cute!

07 April, 2009 19:41  
Blogger Most Rev. Gregori said...

Out of the mouths of babes comes pap, spittle and very often wisdom beyond their years.

07 April, 2009 20:33  
Blogger MamaGeph said...

I tried this on the Princess (fifth grade) and, besides getting a lot of them correct, She said:

Don't change horses...into unicorns.

An idle mind is a...lazy mind.

09 April, 2009 18:27  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

Tshsmom - I agree. Kids are smart - and it gave me a nice giggle.

DC - thanks!

Rev - Amen.

Mama - I think that most kids by 10 or so will know a lot of them. It's always interesting to get a glimpse into those busy minds. I like one she came up with about the horses. lol!

10 April, 2009 22:57  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Happy Easter Monica! Where have you and Troll been hiding?

12 April, 2009 13:56  
Blogger Grizzly Mama said...

Thanks so much, Mike. Same back at you. Troll and I have been going through some crazy changes. Job changes, and domicile changes. We had to move out of the farmhouse - - the lease was up and they wanted to tear it down to make way for the high density retirement community that they will be building. We have just got settled in the new house and we are both dealing with new jobs, too. Good to see you. We still visit your blog as it is one of the best ones around to get the latest on the goings-on in Washington, DC.

18 April, 2009 23:05  

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